Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm PST
in timbuktu. the group began targeting it in july. they believe it is blasphemous to islam. they believe it is the group's responsibility. they called for international intervention to remove the rebels from the northern mali. as mullions say they have raided a hijacked ship and rescued 22 hostages held for nearly three years. some people are still being held hostage by somali pirates. after keeping been in suspense, mario monti has ruled out running in the february elections. he said he would consider leaving a future government is asked to. the as political parties not to destroy his achievement in saving the country from crisis. >> on sunday mario monti announced his plans for the future. two days after his resignation. >> i am not joining any specific party. i like the parties and the social class is to take home these ideas. or any other ideas. we need to come up with ideas. i hope the ideas here will be adopted by the vast majority of parliaments and also that it will bring new energy to the debate. >> it will not run directly into the next elections. he said to be ready to leave
Dec 24, 2012 5:30am PST
. they started targeting shrines in july to impose strict islamic low. the security council also rise in deployment of an african-led force to help recapture territory held by rebels. the specialist and west african politics who has researched al qaeda's presents says security and elections in the country depend on successful military operation. >> trying to operate a military action when civilians are the chain of command, the top, are divided, is very much a problem. the only thing is the alternative is much worse. because how are we going to bring the divided civilians together? ideally it should be through elections. but how you hold elections when 60% of the territory is lost? number two, there is so much insecurity. i for one feel if you hold elections these islamic groups who are destroying mausoleums and tombs will destroy the how do we ensure security? even if the work is done, politicians are very divided. i can easily see some of them claiming they were cheated, just like we saw in " the war where the elections were impeccable. so i think it will be difficult to have accept
Dec 24, 2012 8:00am PST
to montgomery. on july 6, 1964, he led 50 african americans to the courthouse in selma, alabama, on voter registration day, but sheriff jim clark arrested them rather than allow them to apply to vote. i played for congressman lewis a clip of his close friend and ally, martin luther king jr., speaking in 1965 about jim clark. rev. martin luther king jr.: i am here to tell you tonight that the businessmen, the mayor of this city, the police commissioner of this city, and everybody in the white power structure of this city must take a responsibility for everything that jim clark does in this community. it's time for us to say to these men, that if you don't do something about it, we will have no alternative but to engage in broader and more drastic forms of civil disobedience in order to bring the attention of the nation to this whole issue in selma, alabama. amy goodman: dr. martin luther king. you were in the church, john lewis. rep. john lewis: it was an unbelievable speech. dr. king spoke out of his gut. sheriff clark was a very mean man. he was vicious. i think maybe he was a little sic
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
stonewall talks in july. speaking reuters, an nra spokesperson said the massacre in newtown, connecticut will not change their opposition to the treaty saying, "we are as opposed to it today as we were when it first appeared." the nra has vowed to oppose global arms regulation marking its second major policy announcement in the past week after responding to the newtown massacre with the karl for armed guards and by u.s. schools. some 200 teachers and utah attended a seminar sponsored by the pro-gun utah shooting sports council for free trading on the handling of firearms. new figures show publicly known u.s. drone strikes declined in pakistan this year while drastically increasing in yemen. according to the new america foundation, confirmed drone attacks fell to 46 from 72 in pakistan, while rising to 53 from 18 in yemen. the u.s. just recently admitted responsibility for a september attack in yemen that killed 11 civilians, including three children. rebels of the central african republic appeared to be on the verge of seizing control of the capital after taking at least 10 other towns.